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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels

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Darryl McDaniels or “DMC” as most of the world knows him, first made his start in the music business as one third of the groundbreaking rap group Run-DMC and quickly became the most popular in terms of fans and influence. He has been in the public eye for the past 20 years, since forming the now legendary, defunct group, RUN-D.M.C with Joseph (Rev. Run) Simmons and the late, great Jason (Jam Master Jay) Mizell. Also one of the founding members of this multi-platinum music group, selling over 30 million singles and albums worldwide, it would be hard to overstate his influence on popular culture. He helped transform Rap and Hip Hop into the most popular music in the world, while building a fan base that rivals the biggest acts in Rock ‘n’ Roll.

As the first and greatest of Hip Hop’s superstars, Run-DMC succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams – their own included – by embodying for the world endlessly creative subculture of young black New York. They were the first rappers to earn a gold album, the first to earn a platinum album, the first to go multi-platinum, the first to have their videos played on MTV, the first to appear on American Bandstand and Saturday Night Live, and the first rap band to grace the cover of Rolling Stone and Spin.

DMC has recently added another list of firsts to his life – his first book entitled “King of Rock: Respect, Responsibility and My Life with Run-DMC” (St. Martins). The book, written by DMC with Bruce Haring with the forward by rapper/actor Will Smith, offers a flavored tale of his rise within the music business while stressing the importance of respect and responsibility in today’s society. It has received rave reviews nationwide. Entertainment weekly called it “strangely compelling, bravely honest… plenty of entertaining anecdotes about life back in the day to keep you turning the pages. Like Will Smith, McDaniels is a born charmer.” Publisher’s Weekly says the book is “hard hitting yet sensitive… he (McDaniiels) argues astutely that ‘very few of the rappers will admit they’re creating a fictional character,’ and thereby create problems for themselves.”

In addition to the new book, DMC released his own musical project entitled Checks, Thugs, Rock-N-Roll.

DMC #1 Available early at NYC Comic Con October 2014

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Darryl “DMC” McDaniels  grew up reading comics and developed a passion for them. In his first graphic novel, it’s 1985 in New York City and graffiti covers subway cars as b-boys break and spin in playgrounds and on street corners. Drugs and crime rule the streets. The city’s brand new guardian angels wear spandex and capes, wielding their gadgets and their superpowers to “clean up” The City for the benefit of a select few. The rest whisper a different name: DMC, who dons his tracksuit and Adidas sneakers to defend the city’s marginalized citizens against super villain and super hero alike.

DMC #1 will be available early at New York Comic Con October 2014

Get the whole story at www.dmc-comics.com

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Run DMC DJ Headphones  |  $70.00

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Rock the block with these exclusive RUN DMC DJ Headphones. With a comfortable, padded over-ear design, inline volume control and 1/8″ connection, you’ll be ready to rock a rhyme on time.

Pedal on the Pier

Join TEAM DMC on Sunday, June 1st at the beautiful Santa Monica Pier. Doors open at 9:30am. Ride begins at 11:00am, with a cutoff time of 4:00pm!

Find out more at: https://pedalonthepier.haroldrobinsonfoundation.org/member.asp?m=1566

DMC teams up with @LuckyStrike to #ConquerCancer

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DMC teams up with @luckystrike & @ConquerCancerMA to bowl over cancer. Visit http://conquercancer.org/bowlluckystrike to learn more or donate. #conquercancer


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BY THE NUMBERS

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1981

RUN-DMC is founded by Joseph “Run” Simmons, Darryl “D.M.C.” McDaniels and Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell

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BY THE NUMBERS

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3 Million

“Raising Hell,” Run DMC’s most successful album, sold more than 3 million copies in the first year.

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1993

Run DMC’s sixth album, and their last for Profile Records, is released. “Down with the King” and its title track send the album to Gold.

Run DMC and the Beasties

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Run DMC by Glen Friedman

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